Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Abstract

This article is concerned with the link between the effects of pro-market pension reforms on women and familization/defamilization measures. It aims to contribute to the study of this link in three ways. Firstly, it identifies defamilization/familization measures that have the potential to reduce negative effects of pro-market pension measures on women. Secondly, based on the examples from the United Kingdom, it shows that the government’s willingness to provide sufficient defamilization/familization measures to assist women to deal with the negative effects of the pro-market pension measures should not be taken for granted. Thirdly, it suggests ways for tackling this problem.

Publication Year

2017

Journal Title

Journal of Women and Aging

Volume number

29

Issue number

6

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

551

Last Page (page number)

561

Referreed

1

Funder

Funding for this research was provided in part by a Faculty Research Grant at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

DOI

10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

ISSN (print)

08952841

ISSN (electronic)

15407322

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

Copyright

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

Keywords

Defamilization, familization, life course, pension, women

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